Paul Miller

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Industrial IoT Platform Vendors Focus On Getting The Basics Right

Paul Miller September 15, 2021
In Forrester's 35-criterion evaluation of industrial internet-of-things (IoT) software platform providers, we identified the eight most significant — Bosch, Cisco, GE Digital, Hitachi, PTC, Samsung SDS, Siemens, and Software AG — and researched, analyzed, and scored them.
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Experiment, Then Scale: Lessons From Manufacturing

Paul Miller August 24, 2021
What's the best way to scale innovation at your firm? Start by learning from others' missteps. Find out more in this blog post.
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Stop, Look, And Listen Before Expanding Your Use Of Workplace Augmented Reality

Paul Miller August 18, 2021
A new Forrester report explains how business leaders should approach broader deployment of AR as one piece of larger employee experience (EX) programs that encourage employees to engage more creatively with the future of their work.
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Let’s Refocus Industrial IoT Software Platforms On The Things

Paul Miller May 5, 2021
At Forrester we're refining our definition of what an industrial IoT software platform is while introducing a new term to address broader requirements and use cases.
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The Race To Put Cars In The Cloud Is … Confusing

Paul Miller February 15, 2021
Cloud providers and carmakers keep announcing grand partnerships. The reality is more complex and, often, less exciting.
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The Next Industrial Revolution Must Celebrate The Worker

Paul Miller February 10, 2021
In the race for efficiency, modernity, and profit, we risk forgetting the needs, value, and importance of our human workforce.
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GAIA-X Must Be More Than Just Another European Infrastructure Provider, Or It Will Deliver No Value

Paul McKay November 12, 2020
Today Paul Miller, Tracy Woo, and I released our report that examines the market impact of the GAIA-X project. France and Germany announced an initiative in 2019, which was formalized as the GAIA-X Foundation in early October 2020. For our report, we spoke with several of the GAIA-X founders and studied its potential impact for […]
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NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance

Glenn O'Donnell September 16, 2020
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
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Help Us Understand What Industrial IoT Platforms Mean To Your Business

Paul Miller July 23, 2020

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Are You Moving Digital Decision Making From Individual Factories To The Head Office?

Paul Miller May 13, 2020

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Smart Manufacturing Requires A Range Of Technologies To Succeed

Paul Miller April 23, 2020

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Make Room For Public Clouds In Your Industrial IoT Strategy

Paul Miller March 1, 2020
Not too long ago, executives from manufacturing and related industries would not consider running their internet of things (IoT) initiatives from a cloud. Now? It’s hard to find one who doesn’t enthusiastically embrace some role for the public cloud. Makers of industrial IoT (IIoT) software platforms have undergone a similar change of heart, pivoting from […]
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With Good Foundations, Augmented Reality Offers A Great Way To Engage With IoT Data

Paul Miller January 21, 2020
Augmented reality (AR) and the internet of things (IoT) — in principle, these two hot technologies are a great match, with data streaming from IoT-connected machines to be used by AR-wielding engineers on the factory floor. My latest report, “Combine Augmented And Mixed Reality With IoT To Deliver Insight At The Point Of Need,” began […]
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La Réalité Augmentée Offre Un Excellent Moyen D’Exploiter Les Données De L’Internet Des Objets

Paul Miller January 21, 2020
La combinaison de la RA et de l'internet des objets n'est qu'une petite partie d'une solution plus vaste qui doit englober d'autres concepts technologiques à la mode.
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2019 Saw Industrial IoT Software Platforms Get Richer

Paul Miller December 20, 2019
My colleague Michele Pelino and I published “The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2019” recently, and we’ll be discussing the findings in more detail in a webinar on January 30. It’s a complex space, where traditional industrial conglomerates, established enterprise software giants, networking and telecom providers, hyperscale cloud providers, global systems integrators, professional […]
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IoT Brings Value To Your Supply Chain . . . If You Can Find The Talent

Paul Miller October 21, 2019
Michele Pelino and I have been digging into Forrester Analytics’ Technographics® data, looking at big opportunities for the internet of things (IoT) — and identifying some of the consistent stumbling blocks to adoption. Michele and Frank Gillett have already done some great work here, updating documents such as “Internet-Of-Things Heat Maps For Operational Excellence, 2019” […]
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Digital Twins Combine Enterprise Data And IoT To Drive New Business Value

Paul Miller October 15, 2019
The explosion of data in the IoT era has machinery designers taking a new look at how they use digital twins. Principal Analyst Paul Miller examines the trend.
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IoT Takes Service-Based Business Models To Less Expensive Assets, But The Organizational Change May Prove Too Difficult For Many

Paul Miller September 23, 2019
Rolls-Royce began shifting its business model away from selling expensive metal, plastic, and carbon-fiber products (jet engines) toward delivering the service of miles flown way back in 1962. Now, with TotalCare, the company earns more than half of its revenues from delivery of a service, not sale of a product. Rolls-Royce is not alone. Its […]
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Reflections On Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019

Dan Bieler August 19, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals.
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Digital Business: Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019 Analysis

Nigel Fenwick August 13, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals. What started several years ago as a hands-on-type of event where lots of practitioners demonstrated Bosch’s most innovative solutions has now become a more typical conference, with polished marketing […]
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